UPDATE: Gunnars has since changed the title of this to “5 Reasons Why Vegan Diets Be a Bad Idea” and has added this addendum: “This was written in 2013. I have since changed my mind about vegan diets. I do think that they can be healthy when properly planned and based on whole, unprocessed foods.”

My response to Nutrition’s popular post “Top 5 Reasons Why Vegan Diets Are a Terrible Idea.” In Part 1, I respond to reason #1: Vegans Are Deficient in Many Important Nutrients.

0:56 – B12
3:31 – Protein (“Essential amino acids” myth)
6:35 – Body composition
11:41 – Creatine
14:25 – Carnosine
16:50 – DHA & omega-3s
21:25 – Saturated fat and cholesterol
26:32 – Testosterone

Enjoy and please share your thoughts in the 🙂

Part 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: a rational vegan.


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